It breaks my heart to see sin in your lives that hurts you. I asked myself today “how many times can my heart break for my child and the wrong choices they are making?” I am afraid the answer is, “too many.”
God hurts too when sin hurts us and when we choose wrong things instead of right and holy things. I hate that my own sin breaks God’s heart, so to speak.
Why does sin have to be in this world tempting each and every one of us? I look forward to a sinless life in eternity.
I pray God will help you with temptation, that you will always run and turn to Him for help so you don’t sin.
A good quote is:
Christians are not sinless (without sin) but they should sin less and less.
You will all fall into making wrong and sinful choices but I pray that you will get up and confess to God and keep trying to live righteously and godly in this present world. The Bible says that a righteous man falleth but rises up again and again.
The only good that can ever be in our hearts and lives comes from the Lord. It does not come from ourselves. (Ephesians 2:8,9)
I have hope thought that you will love the Lord and want to please Him more than anyone else in your life.
Hugs to you!
My darling children,
The Bible says that godliness with contentment is great gain. I don’t know that either are obtained without great attention given to them.
Contentment requires a lot of self-denial and the decision that you don’t have to have more but you can settle with and most assuredly be happy with what has already been provided for you. Contentment doesn’t mean you remove dreams from your heart, but you accept God’s plans and dreams as being better than your own.
You may go through times without as much stuff but I hope you will see the blessings of what is around you. Look at nature. Look at people. Look at your daily provisions. Think of your Heavenly Father’s many thoughts of you a day. Children are often content when they are secure in their parent’s care and love. Be content in God’s care and love for you, because it is greater than Papa and I could ever love you.
Godliness, when I think of it, is Moses’ bright shining face when he came off the mountain after spending time with God. His face shone and he had a strong conviction to then and do right as a result his frustration over the children of Israel with the golden calf. his view of sin changed Moses also followed God each day by the cloud and in the night by the pillar of fire. The rod was also a symbol of God’s plan for Moses’ life and it was there with him daily. Moses failed because of his anger but God did not cast him aside – He did have to accept the consequences of his sin it didn’t mean his relationship with God was severed and he was left to rough it. Moses accepted God’s choices.
Make God’s choices yours. His priorities yours, and His loves your desires.
Combine the godliness with the contentment and great gain is sure to be in your midst, whether you have something or not.